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Gerald Bourguet serves as PHNX's reporter, writing savant and podcast co-host for all things Phoenix Suns. He's been a basketball fan since the day he could say "Michael Jordan," graduated from the Walter Cronkite School at ASU in 2013 with a BA and MA in sports journalism and has been covering the NBA ever since. As a credentialed media member since 2015, Gerald dealt with his Suns-related depression through his writing...until the Bubble Suns changed everything. Now, the Artist Formerly Known as Zewio is just as excited to cover winning basketball as Suns fans are to enjoy watching it.

Asking the NBA’s reigning leader in assists per game to play off the ball more is a bold approach. Asking a guy like Chris Paul to do so in Year 18, when he’s been playmaking at an elite level for the last 17 years of his Hall-of-Fame career, is an even bolder proposition. And yet, a more sacrificial Point God…...

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Jock Landale looks like he's ready to lock down the Phoenix Suns' backup center job.

At Media Day last week, new arrival Jock Landale took to the podium for the first time as a member of the Phoenix Suns. The Australian’s message was simple: He wanted his Suns teammates to finally cave and try Vegemite, with Mikal Bridges being at the top of the list. “I love Vegemite, it’s a great spread for toast, but...

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Cam Johnson is ready to embrace the challenges of starting for the Phoenix Suns.

At Media Day on Monday, Monty Williams was intentionally coy when asked about Cam Johnson in a starting role. The Phoenix Suns coach simply smiled and said, “We’ll see.” Three days later, the oversized cat is out of the world’s most transparent bag: Johnson will be the Suns’ new starting 4. “I think when you have Cam Johnson moving into...

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The Phoenix Suns may feature Dario Saric in a different role moving forward.

Despite the storm clouds swirling overhead in the desert, Phoenix Suns training camp is finally here. It’s a moment Dario Saric has been awaiting for over a year. After tearing his ACL in Game 1 of the 2020 NBA Finals, Saric had to watch from the sidelines as his team went up 2-0 in the series…and then went 0-for-4 the...

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The Phoenix Suns have a Deandre Ayton problem, and it's time for Monty Williams to address it.

Like Deandre Ayton on his new diet, we just wish we could go back to carne asada fries. Following an uncharacteristically solemn press conference at Media Day, the first day of training camp on Tuesday almost provided a weak point past DA’s new, more serious demeanor. The Phoenix Suns star was more reserved to start his media availability, but after a few questions, he began to loosen up. Detailing his new diet, Ayton quipped about missing carne asada fries the most, nearly cracking a smile in the process. But as soon as the conversation turned to head coach Monty Williams, the walls were back up, with nothing but curt, prickly answers to follow. https://twitter.com/GeraldBourguet/status/1574855899377635328 Asked about moving past his Game…

The Phoenix Suns face a difficult task of focusing on basketball after the Robert Sarver investigation.

When general manager James Jones, coach Monty Williams and Phoenix Suns players took to the podium for Media Day 2022, the vast majority of the questions they fielded over the next five hours had little to do with basketball itself. In the wake of the NBA’s findings from an investigation into owner Robert Sarver’s pattern of racist, sexist and misogynistic...

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Here's what the Phoenix Suns discussed at 2022 Media Day.

After a summer stuffed with an embarrassing Game 7 loss; Deandre Ayton contract consternation; Kevin Durant trade rumors; the NBA’s findings in the Robert Sarver investigation; and now Jae Crowder’s not-so-private trade request, the Phoenix Suns held their annual Media Day on Monday morning. Here’s a look at a few of the biggest topics that general manager James Jones, coach...

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Jae Crowder apparently wants a trade from the Phoenix Suns.

Jay-Z should feel bad for the Suns; they’ve got 99 problems and Jae Crowder is one. It’s been a long, brutal, drama-filled summer for Phoenix. After winning a league-best 64 games and cementing themselves as title favorites, the last few months have included: The Suns coughing up a 2-0 series lead, getting steamrolled by 35 at home in Game 7 for the most embarrassing playoff loss in franchise history against an inferior Dallas Mavericks teamPhoenix falling short of championship aspirations with an infamous second-round exitReports of a COVID-19 outbreak during that seriesSoap-opera drama surrounding Deandre Ayton after his sideline blowup with Monty Williams in Game 7 and signing a max offer sheet with the Indiana Pacers that was immediately matched…

Here's what the Phoenix Suns can expect from Frank Jackson in training camp.

The Phoenix Suns’ 15th roster spot remains open heading into the 2022-23 campaign, but recent addition Frank Jackson will be hoping to fill it during the team’s upcoming training camp. He may not be joining the Suns on a full-fledged contract, but Jackson — one possible candidate for the team’s final roster spot mentioned here back in late July —...

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Phoenix Suns and Mercury owner Robert Sarver has announced that he has begun the process of selling the teams.

In the wake of the NBA’s investigative findings last week, which confirmed numerous instances of racist, sexist and misogynistic behavior, Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury owner Robert Sarver is finally on the way out. While the league itself failed to hand out any meaningful punishment, resorting to a one-year suspension, $10 million fine and training course for Sarver, pressure from players, the NBPA, at least one major Suns sponsor, the City of Phoenix and public outcry in general may have finally pushed the 60-year-old owner toward a more permanent resolution. In a statement released from Sarver on Cision PR Newswire, he announced that he has begun “the process of seeking buyers for the Suns and Mercury.” https://twitter.com/GeraldBourguet/status/1572624451921129473 Robert Sarver has…

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